That "lazy civil servant" stereotype still exists, and many people are simply morons and simply refuse to face the fact the job is goddamned hard and is getting much, much worse.
North Carolina's education system is going down the toilet thanks to politicians hellbent on destroying it for private gain, and it's getting much worse for teachers there:
However the politicians haven’t addressed the other factors that teachers say devalue their career choice and may dissuade young people from entering the profession.
As teachers are getting less, they’re being asked to give more.
In an era of higher learning standards and constant testing, they are increasingly scrutinized for their performance. Their evaluations are based, in part, on their students’ scores. And soon, the state’s big red pencil will brand each school with a letter grade.
A bunch of morons are micromanaging, not knowing what in the hell they are doing.
Or, on the other hand, they know EXACTLY what they are doing. They want to sell off public assets for private gain; to hell with the kids.